Putin Says Russia’s Position on Karabakh Unchanged

Putin Says Russia’s Position on Karabakh Unchanged

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By Asbarez Staff on Aug 7th, 2009

ANKARA (Combined Sources) – Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin,
while visiting Turkey Thursday said Russia’s position on the
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is unchanged, saying his country wanted a
peaceful resolution to the conflict.

While reaffirming his country’s commitment to mediate the conflict,
Putin said that Russia cannot take any action on behalf of the sides
to the conflict.

`We will by all means assist in finding agreements and compromises
that will lead to a final and complete settlement of the conflict,’
Putin told a news conference in Ankara.

The Turkish press reported that Putin discussed the conflict
resolution process with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan,
but did not want delve into details of the talks.

`Once I was very actively involved in this matter. Now, President
Dmitry Medvedev has joined the talks and holds periodic meetings with
the presidents of two countries and does serious and active work
towards resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.’

`There are very serious and positive changes in terms of settlement of
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Russia wants a speedy resolution to the
conflict. Russia does not wish the presence of any conflict in the
Caucasus. Because the existence of conflicts overshadows our relations
with countries in the region,’ Putin said.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress


Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS